Margot Holmes has been a promoter of Canadian culture for the past three decades through her work in the performing arts. As an agent and manager for professional musicians, she has toured artists around the globe as cultural ambassadors for Canada. In addition, Margot has worked with a variety of non-profit arts organizations presenting hundreds of arts events both large and small. She currently is the CEO of the Vancouver Island Symphony, a professional orchestra based in Nanaimo, and in 2015 she spearheaded the creation of Festival Nanaimo - coordinating an annual month-long festival each March.
Margot has owned Caline Artists International for the past 32 years. Caline Artists has played an integral role in developing the career of hundreds of Canadian musicians over the last three decades. She managed and toured internationally with the British Columbia Boys Choir in her role of Executive Director for 25 years (1993 - 2018).
In 2015, Margot was awarded Agent of the Year by Canadian Arts Presenters (CAPACOA) and in 2014 she was awarded the Cultural Champion Award for Arts Leadership by Business for the Arts Canada and the City of Nanaimo Award of Distinction for her contribution to the Arts. In 2008 she was awarded Agent of the Year from the BC Touring Council and in 2007, she was named Arts & Culture Advocate of the Year.
Margot is an avid traveller, arts enthusiast and always up for an adventure! Her sidekick, Watson, the dog, is rarely far from her side.Back to About Us